Press release from WNC Civil War Roundtable:
The Western NC Civil War Roundtable is pleased to welcome Dr. Scott Philyaw on October 14 for a free presentation at The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa. Dr. Philyaw will be speaking on Forgetting the Civil War: History, Memory, and Making Sense of the Past.
A specialist in the colonial and revolutionary periods, Dr. Philyaw earned his B.A. from Western Carolina University, his M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina. He has strong interests in early American Material Culture, public history, and historical memory. He published Virginia’s Western Visions: Cultural and Political Expansion on an Early American Frontier in 2004 and his essays have appeared in A Companion to George Washington, Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés, After the Backcountry: Rural Life in the Great Valley of Virginia, 1800-1900, and The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
Dr. Philyaw has received numerous awards for his work including WCU’s Hunter Scholar Award in 2000-2001, the UNC Board of Governors’ Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006, Mellon Fellowships from the Virginia Historical Society (1992, 1998), and an Archie K. Davis Fellowship (2000). In 2003, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at the Summer Institute in the Decorative Arts at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Old Salem.
The American Civil War is a tremendously popular topic with much interest rekindled during the 150th anniversary of the conflict. Dr. Philyaw’s interactive presentation will examine how the Civil War is remembered today and also how it has been remembered in the decades following the war and on through the twentieth century.
The evening’s agenda begins at 5:00 pm with a meet and greet dinner at the Tap Room within The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa. Dinner will be followed with a social at 6:30 pm. The meeting and free presentation will commence at 7:00 pm in the Mountaineer room on the second floor of The Waynesville Inn. More information can be found at wnccwrt.com.